Wed, 28 August 2013
Whoops...did we say the last episode was #16? Actually, THIS episode is #16. Hey, we're podcasters and pop culture gluttons, not mathematicians. Anyway, the latest episode of Blerd Radio focuses largely on one person and one person only--the estimable Lady Gaga. Yes, it's a Gaga podcast--and three of the four participants are heterosexual.
Anyhoo, the team is down a Mike for the second consecutive show, although Mike Duquette has returned from a one-episode absence. Unfortunately, Michael Cunningham decided to play dutiful boyfriend and attend to his ailin lady. Although we think he just didn't want to talk about Lady GaGa.
-Does Lady Gaga's fixation on artistic credibility detract from her considerable pop smarts?
-Is Lady Gaga's embrace of elements of gay culture helpful or hurtful?
-How big is the Haus of Gaga?
-What was the purpose of the viral video with the naked...whatever she was doing?
-Is ArtPop the end for Lady Gaga as a cultural force, and if not, when will the end be?
Oh, and we talk about Madonna. A lot.
Recommendations this week include the Michael Jackson "Bad 25" documentary. John Mayer's Paradise Valley, the band Haim, and the documentary Bury The Hatchet. We also give props to Cunningham's band Neighbours and their great new album.
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